In order to become what it calls “the leading electrified SUV brand in the world,” Jeep has unveiled plans for a thorough revamp of its model lineup.
The Avenger, which will compete with vehicles like the Vauxhall Mokka-e from the same parent Stellantis Group, is the first of the European-bound electric vehicles in Jeep’s model strategy. Excitingly, it is scheduled to arrive in this country in 2023.
Jeep’s Avenger, which is built on the STLA Small platform, aims to have a range of about 250 miles. Impressively, it is functional off-road with its breakover and approach angles and ground clearance.
Meanwhile, 94bhp motors in various combinations will provide the necessary power, with twin or even quad motor setups options for two- and all-wheel drive configurations. In a month, it will make its premiere at the Paris Motor Show, which will go on sale in early 2023.
Aside from the Avenger, Jeep also plans to launch the Recon and Wagoneer by 2024 in the United States. It should be noted that the US market is where Jeep hopes for 50% of sales to be electric-powered by 2030.
The Recon model was created as a rugged, capable off-road vehicle that could travel the fabled Rubicon Trail with enough battery life left to reach town and recharge. With production starting in 2024, Jeep will initially target the US market before expanding its reach into Europe.
Meanwhile, a natural competitor to EVs from brands like Audi, Genesis, BMW, and others is likely to be the Wagoneer, which was designed as a high-end SUV for the road but also has off-road capabilities. Just like the Recon, it is expected to launch in the US by 2024.
With the desired range of 400 miles and power in the region of 600 horsepower, Jeep promises a sleek, aerodynamic vehicle that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. The 2023 Wagoneer will be distinguished by a new LED-lit grille and an aerodynamic appearance. If all goes according to plan, it will make its premiere in 2023.
“Driven by the success of our electrified 4xe portfolio in North America and Europe, we are designing and developing the most capable and sustainable Jeep SUVs to date, on our path to becoming the leading zero-emission SUV brand in the world,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO. “This is a forward-thinking strategy to help ensure millions of Jeep fans around the world continue to have a planet to explore, embrace and protect. Electrification is great for our brand, making it even more capable, exciting, sustainable and fun.”